Join a ranger to explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or climb Moro Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for a campfire program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs are offered by both National Park Service rangers and Sequoia Parks Conservancy naturalists. We invite you to join us!
Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details.
Ranger-Led Interpretive Programs
We offer regularly scheduled programs from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). Limited programming is offered during other times of the year, depending on availability of staff. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar. Visitor centers will post details and may list additional programs.
Regularly-scheduled programs may occasionally be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check at local visitor centers for current program line-ups.
Sequoia National Park
Foothills Feature talk most Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am
Bear Essentials talk most Fridays at 11:30 am
Investigation Station most Saturdays at 2 pm
Evening Program most Saturdays at 8 pm
Mineral King Programs
Programs resume in May 2019.
Lodgepole/Giant Forest Programs
See bulletin boards in the visitor centers for program schedule.Giant Sequoia Talk, everyday at 11am
Sherman Tree Talk, most Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.
Naturalist Knapsack, most Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm.
Hike - Realm of the Giants or Snowshoe Hike, most Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove Programs
Grant Tree Walk, various days
Big Tree Talk, various days
Evening Program, most weekends
Critter Chat, various days
Twilight Walk, various days
Cedar Grove Programs
Ranger Chat, daily
Meadow Walk, various days
Family Activity, various days
Evening Program, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs
Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program.
Winter Snowshoe Walks
Our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore snowy trails. Snowshoe programs are usually offered from December - March, as long as there is at least 8 inches of snow on the ground. Walks are added to our online program calendar as soon as snow is deep enough. Visitor centers also post snowshoe walk schedules on bulletin boards. Check program announcements for details on how to make reservations to hold your spot.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy also offers naturalist-led winter snowshoe walks. Check their calendar for program offerings.
Last updated: March 14, 2019